Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the banner and background graphics, part of Creating a Responsive HTML Email.
The first graphics we are going to create are going…to be for the banner and the ghosted background content.…So, let's go into exercise files.…Let's open up folder 2, open up banner_images.psd up on Photoshop.…Now up in the files panel you can see I have these…broken down into three different folders, banner small, banner medium, banner large.…If we open up one of these, you can see I have a clip area.…I've colored this red so we can see it in the layers panel.…And I have a photo that's clipped into this.…These photos are also set up as smart objects.…Now, the smart objects have been duplicated into the other sizes.…
So if I open up small and medium, you can…see that these are all duplicates of the same smart object.…What happens here is we get an instance of the original smart object,…so making a change to one of these will reflect in all of them.…So let's explore that first.…To modify a smart object, we double-click on it.…That'll bring up the original file inside of Photoshop that's part of…the embedded smart object. You can zoom out here.…
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- Creating the graphics
- Setting up the base layout structure
- Styling the table rows for the headline, banner, etc.
- Creating buttons
- Adding CSS media queries
- Styling the content
- Incorporating animation and web fonts
- Validating your code
- Testing in various email clients
Skill Level Beginner
Q: What are the sizes of the images used in this course?
Q: This course was updated on 11/26/2013. What changed?
A: We added two new movies to Chapter 5, "Adding HTML5 video into HTML email" and "Encoding and embedding base64 images."
Q: This course was updated on 12/03/2014. What changed?
A: We added one bonus movie, "Using high-definition graphics in your HTML email."